Asked about SP’s prospects in Phulpur, which it has held several times in the past while BJP won it for the first time in 2014 amid a Narendra Modi wave, Maurya said SP was not even in the fight there.
Nitish Kumar had last week decided that his party would not contest any of the bypolls in Bihar on March 11, leaving all the seats for its alliance partner, the BJP.
BJP claimed its win in Gorakhpur was “merely a formality” given the influence of chief minister Yogi Adityanath on his erstwhile seat.
Countdown to Madhya Pradesh polls: Declare Jyotiraditya Scindia CM face immediately, says Congress MP
Party members said this demand would reach a crescendo if the Congress retains both the Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly seats, which are in Scindia’s Lok Sabha constituency.
Shah was addressing a public rally in the state’s Jind district where he kicked off BJP’s 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign, calling party workers and supporters to ensure victory on all the 10 seats from Haryana.
In 2014 general election, another BJP senior leader said, the 55% odd Hindu votes in Araria had got “divided” between the BJP and JD (U) while the Muslims votes, which stand at 45%, went to the RJD.
SP is raising the murder of a Dalit student in nearby Allahabad to target BJP here. “Maurya, an OBC leader and deputy CM, is not being able to safeguard Dalits and backward in his erstwhile constituency.
In Ayodhya last year, the government had similarly organised a 'Deepotsav', or festival of lights, on the occasion of Diwali.
The state government, which started a novel 'happiness department' in 2016, has also prepared a 'happiness calendar' for helping citizens to remain happy and dedicated to the right causes.
Vyapam is a symbol of my credibility. There was an irregularity in the system – it was Shivraj Singh Chouhan as CM who caught it and ordered an investigation.
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